Almost Paradise
Almost Paradise

Season : 7
Episode: 21
Directed by: Alex Zakrzewski
Written by: Christopher Silber & Adam Glass
Production Number:
Airdate: May 2, 2010
Date of Crime: May 21, 1989
Previous: Free Love
Next: Shattered

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While the team investigates the 1989 case of a prom queen who was killed by a potentially deliberate hit-and-run after her prom, Rush tries to ignore her father's appeals to give her troublemaker sister another chance after she suddenly resurfaces.



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  • The first part of the two-hour season finale.
  • Tracie Thoms does not appear in this episode.
  • For the third time, the main actors are not credited in an opening sequence. Instead they are listed afer a brief title sequence as the episode plays.
  • Paul Cooper is confirmed to be Christina Rush's father in this episdoe.
  • This episode features a number of parallels to "Family". In both episodes the victim was a high school student in the late 1980's mowed down by a car the night of their senior prom. In both cases, the driver was a member of their school faculty.
  • Last appearance of Raymond J. Barry as Paul Cooper.


  • Young MC "Bust a Move"
  • Ann Wilson and Mike Reno "Almost Paradise"
  • SImple Minds "Don't You (Forget About Me)"
  • Aerosmith "Angel"
  • Morrissey "Suedehead"
  • OMD "If You Leave"
  • U2 "All I Want Is You"

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